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Gluing seats after flocking

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  • Member since
    January, 2017
Gluing seats after flocking
Posted by Calmo2 on Monday, October 23, 2017 6:40 PM

Hello; I have been looking at some of the flocking pictures you guys and gals are doing and I want to do the same thing in the tub of my 49 merc, but was wondering how you glue the bench seat into the tub after you have flocked the whole floor like in some of your pictures? Thanks.

  • Member since
    March, 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Monday, October 23, 2017 7:26 PM

I myself place the seats on the floor and draw with a pencil around them. I remove the seats and then either use flocking or embossing powder on the floor area except where the seats will be placed. When dry I can then glue the seats into place. Seems to work great for me.

High octane

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    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Monday, October 23, 2017 7:30 PM

Hi, Calmo2. I prefer to set the seat in position prior to flocking and trace out the mounting areas on the floor pan. I use 1/16" or 1/8" masking tape to cover the mounting area on the floor pan. I generally use thinned white glue for my flocking adhesive so re-do's are easy in case of any issues with the flocking. Once the flocking adhesive is dry, I remove the masking tape and glue the seat to the floor in the areas protected by the tape. I used to use paint to adhere the flocking (vintage "funny fur"). Now I paint the floor pan with a flat paint color close to the flocking color and when that is thoroughly dry I use the white glue thinned with water as described above. Hope this helps. 

chucky

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 10:51 AM

Personally, I have had no issues gluing right to the "flocking".

I don't use flocking myself, I use embossing powder, but the result should be the same I would imagine.

Just some medium CA works for me.

If you're leary of that, a little epoxy would work just fine.

 

Steve

 

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    January, 2017
Posted by Calmo2 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 11:59 AM

Thanks guys for the info. I will try both methods and see wich one works the best for me. Thanks again and happy building! George.

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